UK to give Ukraine air defence missiles, UAVs with 200 km range
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Photo via Office of the President of Ukraine

The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with combat drones and air defence system missiles as part of the new military assistance package, its prime minister’s office said in a statement on Monday.

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The prime minister will "confirm the further UK provision of hundreds of air defence missiles and further unmanned aerial systems including hundreds of new long-range attack drones with a range of over 200km," the statement reads.

"These will all be delivered over the coming months as Ukraine prepares to intensify its resistance to the ongoing Russian invasion."

The announcement comes as Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, arrives in London to meet Rishi Sunak later today.

They will discuss what support Ukraine needs from the international community, "both in terms of immediate military equipment and long-term defences," the statement adds.

Last week, it was revealed that the UK was sending Ukraine Storm Shadow cruise missiles with a range of up to 250 kilometres, the first such long-range capabilities in Kyiv’s arsenal.

"This equipment will support Ukraine over the coming months in their anticipated military surge to counter Russian forces."